Welcome to the October edition of CORESafety TV — the online video series from the National Mining Association (NMA). People are more effectively motivated by positive reinforcement than with negative consequences. Positive reinforcement works best when leaders respond right away after seeing someone who is doing things right. Informally, a simple word of encouragement such as “good job” or a quick written “thank […]


Five of the 20 American mining companies that received NMA’s Sentinels of Safety Awards last week are currently implementing CORESafety in their operations. The full roster of honorees was comprised of six coal mines and 14 mineral/metal mines. They were recognized in Washington, D.C. for their performances in 2017 by the National Mining Association (NMA), the U.S. National […]


WASHINGTON, D.C. – The National Mining Association (NMA), the U.S. National Institute of Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH), U.S. Department of the Interior’s Office of Surface Mining Reclamation and Enforcement (OSMRE) and Bureau of Land Management (BLM), will gather this week to honor outstanding achievements in mine safety, environmental stewardship and technology. The awards ceremonies will take […]


Welcome to the September edition of CORESafety TV — the online video series from the National Mining Association. Inadequate Communication is a potential source of danger or harm at any mining operation. But even having effective communications isn’t always enough when it comes to striving for the 0:50:5 objective of zero fatalities and a 50% reduction in safety-related injuries over five […]

The Swiss Cheese Model of Accident Causation was developed in 1990 by James Reason and is widely used in industries throughout the world, including mining. When it comes to risk analysis and risk management, the model is an excellent visual representation of how accidents can occur unexpectedly. The model uses cheese slices in a diagram to […]